Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Something New

Hello and welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop. We’ve got lots of beautiful new products to share with you. So get your catalogue and Wish List out so you can start marking your favourites. My favourites keep getting added to, as I see lovely creations featuring these products.

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I have just unpacked my box of new products and with so much choice I picked this cute turtle to create this Fancy Fold Easel card. The Turtle Friends bundle which is on Page 56 of the Annual Catalogue includes a fun stamp set and coordinating punch. Punches enable quick creations and that’s always a good thing when I’m in need of a card in a hurry.

Yes, I’m a cardmaker but I can be very slack with sending cards out on time. How cute is this card for those times when you miss a special someone’s birthday?

Easel Fold Measurements

Cardstock 21cm x 14.8cm (score at 5.2cm and 10.5cm on the long side)
DSP panels – 9.9cm x 7.1cm (2 pieces), 9.9cm x 14.2cm (for the inside)
Mountain Fold the score lines
The sentiment is propped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so the card can sit up.

I stamped the turtle outline in Early Espresso. The shell was inked up in Old Olive and then I added some Evening Evergreen around the edges of the stamp using a sponge dauber. This gave the shell some nice variation in colour. Once I stamped the image, I coloured around the turtle with a combination of Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

For the inside of the card, I fussy cut the pot and leaves from the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP, adding a slit with my Paper Snips so the leaves could fit inside the pot. I added some extra shading with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. These 2 sentiments are one stamp which I cut in half to give me more ways to use them. It’s really easy to do and once you cut the first one … the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today and as you go round our blog hop, I’m sure you will find heaps of inspiration for your upcoming projects. Please click on the Next button to see Jill Chapman’s project.

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Blog Hop participants

Kim Price

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Jo Blackman

Karen Egan

Jen Charles

Angie McKenzie

Tracie St-Louis

Gez Carpenter

Annette Ball

Libby Fens

Mo Rootes

Joanna Barnes

Verity Pursglove

Victoria Littlewood

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Jill Chapman

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com


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Easel Fancy Fold Card Instructions

The Easel fold is a very simple fancy fold but looks really effective. When you decorate it and add all your embellishments it looks more complicated than it is. For this card, I stamped the image. Instead of that, you could add Designer Series Paper and add a die cut circle or oval to stamp on. This would add extra dimension.


Card base – 14.8 x 21cm 

Score and fold at 5.2 cm and 10.5cm

  • Cardstock – 2 pieces 14.2 x 4.6cm
  • DSP – 2 pieces in different designs 13.6 x 4cm

Centre Panel

  • Cardstock – 6.8 x 8.4cm 
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 6.2 X 7.8cm

This panel can vary in size. You just need to make sure that when the card is folded flat, it still fits inside the envelope.


Stamp your Whisper White panel with chosen image and embellish as you like. Then layer this onto your matte and mount with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto your card.

Sentiment – This needs to be mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached at about 1/4 way up the back of the card so when it is opened the sentiment will stop it from closing.


Step-it-Up Sunday #24 Magical Fairy Celebration

Hi Friends,

Blessed Sunday to each of you. How did you go this week juggling all that you do each day? I realize I can’t do everything and don’t juggle that well sometimes but that’s ok. We must look after ourselves despite the hectic pace of life.

I got to see the new Holiday Catalogue this past week. Oh my goodness …. get ready for it lovely people. It is awesome. I love Christmas and every page I turned I wanted something. Even the things that weren’t Christmas were awesome. I can’t handle it – decisions, decisions. If you live in Australia and would like a catalogue, please contact me with your address and I will get one out to you.

This past week, Cassidy had her City Experience excursion. This was a learning curve for her as much as it was a test of me trusting God to look after her. She had 5 days of catching trains into the city and a bunch of her friends went together so it was safe. They had time to explore and find their way around the city while they completed several activities. She is much more confident now with the train travel and we both survived! 

For Cassidy’s 7th birthday we had a fairy come to the party and do magic tricks and face painting and all the pretty things that little girls love. I think we all know a little girl who loves fairies and believes in the magic they bring. Today’s card is for that little girl. The Fairy Celebration stamp set is enchanted and I have several other cards in my mind which I want to make. I focused on the toadstool in this image and worked my card around it.


Create your own Designer Series Paper with the leaf and mushroom stamps from the Foxy Friends stamp set by stamping onto Whisper White cardstock. I love the mushroom because it is so cute. There are a few different ones in this set. I have had the stamp set for a while but hadn’t opened it and the first stamps I used were these tiny ones.

Attach this and the Designer Series Paper to your Pear Pizzazz card base. Stamp the fairy image in Black ink and layer on Basic Black cardstock then mount with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto your card base.

Spotlighting Technique

Stamp Fairy on 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock. One piece is your base and from the other, punch out a circle to highlight part of the image. Colour parts of the image within the circle with Stampin’ Write markers. I have used Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Powder Pink. Align the circle image and mount on top of other fairy image with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add a strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch then mount the image on top.


I turned the Basic card into an Easel card for the Advance crafter. Although this is a simple card fold, it takes it to the next step. Follow this link Easel card for instructions on how to create this fold.

The focal image is as per the Intermediate card.  Apply liquid glue to the wings and pour Dazzling Diamonds to add sparkle.  Add some die cut leaves to embellish the card.

Stamp the sentiment and mount with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Then mount onto card base with Dimensionals. Make sure that it is placed about a 1/4 way up from the bottom so that the card stays up when open.

If you haven’t tried this fold before, why not give it a try this week. Let me know how you go with it and please ask me any questions you may have.

Hope you have a great week.


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Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad